"American Barricade is a beautifully constructed and powerful lyric narrative that’s equal parts dysfunctional fairy tale and family tragicomedy. Schoonebeek offers a complex meditation on the imagination’s capacity to make up for reality’s privations and the psyche’s related drive to ‘build from its rubble’—the latter seeming, in Schoonebeek’s hands, like a compulsion to recreate the very conditions the psyche has struggled to escape from. Frequently disturbing, almost always darkly comical, and ultimately heartbreaking, American Barricade is a bold, ambitious, unforgettable debut from one of our most exciting young poets.”
STRAND + THE BELIEVER: A NIGHT OF CONFIDENCE…
On Thursday, March 6th, Strand Books + The Believer will host an evening with music icon Laurie Anderson & writer and Happy Endings series creator Amanda Stern. This special event kicks off a series of music pairings in honor of Confidence, or the Appearance of Confidence: The Best of the Believer Music Interviews.
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A IS FOR ANXIETY. When you are diagnosed with breast cancer, anxiety is one of the many overwhelming feelings to wash over you, and it NEVER leaves you. After my diagnosis I kept notes and I realized that organizing my thoughts alphabetically would help me deal with my treatment and its impact on my health, my life and the people around me. That’s what led to my book, A Breast Cancer Alphabet. Everyone’s alphabet is different and I invite you to submit your letters on this tumblr so that we can learn from each other’s experiences how to deal with this disease, one letter at a time.
Gathering 40 great “singles” in a single volumeof 756 pages, BUZZ BOOKS 2014 includes selections from captivating debuts, such as The Bees from screenwriter Laline Paull and Marie-Helene Bertino’s 2 A.M. at The Cat’s Pajamas, a range of titles from the flourishing field of young adult and children’s literature (including Lemony Snicket and the eagerly awaited Half Bad from Sally Green), compelling nonfiction, and the next highly anticipated works from bestselling authors, like The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons from Sam Kean (The Disappearing Spoon, The Violinist’s Thumb), and The Here and Now from Ann Brashares (Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants). Five Came Back from Mark Harris is a fascinating account of the impact of Hollywood on World War II, and WWII on movie making, through the lens of five film directors caught up in the war: John Ford, William Wyler, John Huston, Frank Capra, and George Stevens.
To access the consumer edition: http://buzz.publishersmarketplace.com/
Pop the corks! Perigee’s The Pocket Scavenger won best adult non-fiction app last night at the Digital Book Awards. If you haven’t checked out Keri Smith’s book and app, do yourself a favor because it is amazing: http://bit.ly/1dsh74Q
What a whirlwind it’s been for the first month of Alternate Histories of the World's release! From our tour of video & music programs that helped inspire the book to meeting people and seeing fan's reactions, it's been quite a trip. Monsters! Robots! Zombies! Oh my! They're all here, rampaging through history!
Thank you, Tumblrs, for all your likes and reblogs on my original cover mock-up! You can now buy How Not to Be a Dick at Barnes & Noble, Urban Outfitters, and Books-A-Million nationwide NOW ON SALE FOR HOLIDAY SHOPPING! You can also find it online at Amazon.com. It would make the perfect, fun, and inexpensive holiday gift.
Thank you all, again! <3 <3
Congratulations Meghan! I can think of a relative or two who could use a book like this…
Who doesn’t like to give and get books for the holidays? No one, that’s who. This year, we’ve compiled a list of twelve Graywolf books—from contemporary classics to major award winners (Pulitzer, NBCC, Nobel)—that will entertain and enlighten you and your loved ones. We’re offering each of these titles at 25% off through the end of the year.